Thursday September 3, 2015
Home Page & News
Welcome to the website of the East Kent Hunt Branch. Established in 1933, the branch is part of Area 11. The District Commissioner is Roz Bacon and the Assistant DC is Clare Martin.
If you have any news, results, photos or anything else that would be interesting to other members please send items to website editor Celia Ransley
Updated 24th August  2015
NEW – Senior Camp Report - sounds  like another great few days at Coldblow.Report is on the Camps 2015  page of website pictures to follow.
NEW – Well done to our members who competed at the Pony  Club – Tetrathlon Championships at Bishop Burton,on 14th,15th & 16th August Nat Permenter was placed and the team of Charlotte Young,Maddie Tomlinson,Izzy McKeeking & Tegan Bright were placed 6th so it was yet another overall  fantastic result for East Kent PC.
NEW – MONDAY 31st JULY – REMINDER EAST KENT HUNT PC OPEN SHOW to include classes for all abilities,Bottom Hole,Showjumping,Eventers Challenge,Have a Go Dressage all entries on the day venue- Welwyn Stud,Pay Street,Hawkinge, CT18 7DZ ,schedule on link below.
NEW – Congratulations to one of our Senior Members Hannah Cobb who has just passed her B Test within Pony Club this is one of the higher accolades in Pony Club and one we can all aspire to Well Done Hannah.
NEW – Results for Bigbery ODE from Tuesday 18th August well done to all click on link below.Well done to all East Kent Pony Club members who took part we had some great results in each class.

Claire Styryzuk – Quote just wanted to say a huge thank you to those families who came and helped make today a success at Bigberry, especially those who came and helped prepare the event in the last few days before the event. A huge amount of personal time is put into these events and we really do need the support of Pony Club members and parents.  Volunteers and helpers are a vital part of the team in running such events, without them they simply won’t run. Thanks again to those who have helped, and hopefully will see a few more new faces helping next year, and at any other events we host.

NEW – Chiddingford & Goodwood PC Tri/Tet competition October 2015 schedule is on tetrathlon  page as well competitions.Contact  Rosie Clapham if you have any queries.
NEW – East Sussex PC – Open Hunter Trials – Sunday 6th September Venue  -MONTAGUE FARM, HANKHAM EAST SUSSEX BN24 5BB Grid Reference: TQ623057 Schedule below.Entry form on  Eventing Competitions page.
NEW – RMPC Open to all  Eventers Challenge – 5th September At Delmonden Farm, Hawkhurst schedule & entry form link below also on Eventing page competitions 
NEW – Horse Seminar – Open to All please book direct – Horse Owner Seminar – 9 September 2015, 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Tonbridge School, High Street, Tonbridge, Kent TN9 1JP
Whether you own 1 or 20 horses this seminar is for you. It is your chance to learn about the latest issues that will affect you and your horses.
6:30pm: Arrival, tea and coffee
7:00pm: Welcome and talks

  • The latest in equine vet medicine: from buying horses to sycamore seedlings, Karen Coumbe, Bell Equine
  • Latest changes to the law on fly grazing horses: The Control of Horses Act 2015, Tim Ryan, Warners Solicitors
  • How an understanding of equine behaviour can benefit your business, Becci Harvey, HorseSense UK
  • The pitfalls of buying and selling horses and other equestrian disputes, Giles Mooney, 9 Gough Square

8:00pm: Q & As and refreshments
Don’t miss this one off chance to get some free advice from the equestrian industry experts!
Karen Coumbe, Equine Vet – Bell Equine
Karen is a director at Bell Equine, a large specialist equine hospital and ambulatory practice. She is responsible for anaesthesia and pain control, and also has a particular interest in ophthalmology and dermatology, as well as the challenges of equine pre-purchase exams.
Tim Ryan, Solicitor – Warners Solicitors
Tim is one of the leading regulatory lawyers in the South East. He has a particular interest in criminal cases involving agriculture, firearms, shotguns and rural sports.
Becci Harvey – HorseSense UK
HorseSense UK is an accredited equine assisted education business that offers team building, leadership, communication and personal development training for individuals and corporate groups.
Giles Mooney, Barrister – 9 Gough Square
Giles specialises in high value civil litigation. His expertise includes catastrophic personal injury and veterinary negligence claims. Giles has a particular interest in claims brought under the Animals Act 1971 and disputes over the buying and selling of horses.
Please contact Nikki Wood to book your place,, 01732 770660 or book directly via EventBrite –
Early booking is recommended as places are limited.

NEW _ Eridge Open PC Hunter Trials- Lodge Farm, Bramble Reed Lane, Matfield TN12 7ET – Sunday 13th September -Full details on Eventing Page including entry form.Link to schedule below.
3 DAY – JUNIOR CAMP at BIGBERRY - Fantastic time was had by all at 3 day Junior Camp last week full report on Camp pages and pictures. Sounds like a great 3 days.
WANTED – Loan Pony with a view to buy 14.2hh full details on advert page
NEW – Well Done – East Kent Hunt PC – Area Tetrathlon Teams another successful weekend at the Area competitions for our Pony Club.Our Mini Girls Team was placed 2nd,Mini Boys Team – 1st Place,Mini Boys Team – 1st place and finally Junior Girls Team – 1st placed and go through go the championships very soon.Full report and pictures to follow.
NEW – Well Done East Kent Hunt PC Area Showjumping Teams weekend of 19th July  our Novice Team qualified for the championships and we also had an individual qualifier in the Open well done to all the children and parents and instructors who supported the teams full report to follow shortly.
NEW –  East Kent Hunt members pony For Sale Smart Talented 13.1 hh All Round Mare £2,000 ONO full details on advert page.
NEW - Well done to all who competed at Area Dressage competition last weekend full report and pictures on Dressage page results.
NEW – Well done to the teams below at the  Area Horse and Pony Competition.We had 4 teams representing our branch on 28th June  at Little Brook Equestrian.Great result to have all teams paced pictures an report on Horse & Pony Care page.

  • 2nd (Tegan Bright, Zante Bright, Abbie Bean)
  • 3rd (Elizabeth Hewitt, Millie Griffin, Lily Phelan)
  • 4th (Leo Carroll, Millie Bowles, Jersey Garrett)
  • 6th (Bethan Griffin, Josie Bailey, Phoebe Carroll)

NEW – Diary of dates for Summer Holidays click on link below to assess details full details on venues,what to wear etc on rally page and full details of  how to book on will be put on payment page of website shortly.

NEW - Great Fun was had at the recent Easter Egg Hunt plenty of chocolate all round !! Its great to have fun too within the Pony Club as well as compete and we will continue to run these events all year.

Members at Easter Egg Hunt










NEW – FUNDRAISER – FUN QUIZ NIGHT  on Saturday 18th April 2015  Good fun was had by all and thanks for all that supported there was quite a lot of head searching questions which had us all thinking ! well done and a big thank you to Andy & Sheila  Parmenter  for running and organising it we raised £170.00 on the night.

NEW MEMBERS WELCOME INFORMATION - Go to Rallies & Information page for all you need to know about rallies at East Kent Hunt Pony Club.

NEW – Dates for Horse & Pony Care Competitions and dates for training – Organisor Claire Martin.see Horse & Pony Care/Competitions/Training 2015  page for dates and times.

NEW –  Fund raising –  Equine Table Top sale Saturday 28th March – Just to say a massive Thank You to all of you who supported this event, either by advertising, donating, booking a table or just coming to shop!  Between us we have raised over £200 which is a really good effort, so many thanks.  I hope that those of you who had a table were also pleased with your results, it was certainly a very socialable morning.

NEW – Blue Cross/Pony Club event raised £110.00 thanks for all your support

NEW – Exciting news our branch has been selected to pilot the THE YOUNG EQUESTRIAN CLUB within our Branch. Young Equestrians is a scheme created by Hoof, The British Equestrian Federation legacy programme, in collaboration with the Pony Club aimed at 13-18 year olds. Thanks to Sport Englands funding we are given virtual tools to help establish the club and marketing materials.It provides an extra social element for the teenagers to spend more time with their friends, developing life skills, generally having fun and hopefully trying new activities. It will also give older members a chance to be more involved and an opportunity to voice their ideas. Then we will try to arrange appropriate events in the holidays depending on what the Young Equestrians want.The only requirement is that the teenagers register (no fee) and each week record on the online portal their riding sessions (at home, rallies, shows etc, achievements and any skills gained). This scheme also works well with YELA as volunteering hours can be recorded.

We launched  this scheme in Half Term on Sunday 15 February and had some great feedback.See new page The Young Equestrian Club for more details.

Recent Achievements by current members – We would just like to say how proud we are of the recent achievements of EKHPC Pony Club members in their own particular fields,but feel it is better that this website is reserved for Pony Club achievements only.